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The Evolution of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi was described as the Nelson Mandela of Burma. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and was honored around the world. Now, as the leader of the party in charge of the government, and the de facto leader in Myanmar, she is silent while government troops slaughter, rape and burn down villages of Rohingya muslims. A huge influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees are streaming into Bangladesh as Burmese troops lay landmines to prevent their return to their homes. Perhaps I was being kind to Aung San Suu Kyi by drawing her as an evil, killer pig.

We don’t have comments working on the blog right now, so I thought I would share some of the comments from my Facebook fan page. The comments are an insight into the motivation of the ruling majority in Myanmar.

 

Sai Ok Sean Have you even been to our country? How much do you know about our History and if you’re not a deaf nor a blind.. come feel the ground yourselves. Hearsay and drawing up something inappropiate will just make you a big beggar. Shame on you bastard.

 

Winn Lakk Mon Now the world knows you are blind because you can see only one side,you dun know what the hell is happening on the other side ,you nerd .How much you know abt myanmar? Lol found another attention seeker!
Thet Thet Tun Wtf it is? Your infirmation is one sided and so bias. If you want to know real situation, read everything from different sources.
Chase Duan Sadness is people act like they r saints, blaming all game on a person. please see the both side of the story. Go stay in Rakhine state if ya really want to help. Unless ya see the truth, don’t draw, it is a shame to art and pencil.
ပညာ ဒီပ ပညာဒီပ Never say Rohingya.
They all came from Bangladesh.
They all are Bengali.
They are not our ethnic people.
They are terrorists.
They make ethnic cleansing in Maung Daw ,Western Myanmar.
They are very very rude and making genocide on our ethnic Rakhine people.
Bengali are are terrorists and rapists.
Kyaw Thurein You have no idea what the hell is happening there. Just flipping the news feed on your mobile and do you think you know about Myanmar? Think again. Cultivate a mental model or practice that goes beyond what the international media is trying to sell.

Willion John Smit 1. Rohingyas are not Burmese. They called themselves as Rohingya. There are no such people in Burmese history and census.

2. Rohingyas are in fact Bengali who speaks Bengali dialect, dress Bengali clothes and eat Bengali food and have Bengali cultureSee More

Khin Maung Soe Please do not fan the flames. All citizen from Myanmar knows the truth.
There is no Rohingya in our country and, If you study some more you will find out these so called, Rohingya, in fact, Bengali Terrorists are the one who rape and kill the local ethic Rakhine people.
Zeza War YOU SHOULD DELETE THIS POST IMMEDIATELY #DarylCagle.
Harri H Fleming Seems like lot of government side rich people here today who want to show they ignorance like Aung Kyi who already in a interview showed her racism when she complainted about she was interviewd by a muslim woman.

Willion John Smit Rohingyas are not Burmese. They called themselves as Rohingya. There are no such people in Burmese history and census.

2. Rohingyas are in fact Bengali who speaks Bengali dialect, dress Bengali clothes and eat Bengali food and have Bengali cultures.

3. Rohingyas are illegal immigrants who illegally entered to Myanmar from Bangladesh.

4. The Burmese government gave citizenship to many Rohingyas, but more and more illegal immigrant Rohingyas comes from Bangladesh every year.

5. When they became citizenship, they are equal under the law. No one may be discriminated against on the basis of their race, religion, ethnic group, or gender.

6. Rohingya raped underage girls (under 13 years old), tortured them and killed these little girls.

7. Rohingya bullied Rakhine people, did several arson attacks, killed hundreds of Rakhine people and burnt thousands of houses.

8. Rohingya has been trained by fundamentalist Taliban and Al Qaeda (cited from wikileaks and other credible news).

9. Rohingya owns thousands of guns to shoot Rakhine people. (Please go to Rakhine state and research it. Dozens of Rakhine people are killed by Rohingya bullets)

Sann Maung Maung Cartoonist without Brain!!!!!!
HtetAung Linn Living in the all in fake world 🌎 You nerd Daryl Cagleone side is blind and one side is deaf
Linn Thura Htun You are completely idiot & stupid Daryl…..

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Ray Chan Myat I just wanna say you that ” fuck you” I am fucker of you” that’s all!
Nway Maya However u r attacking
We ain’t happening nth.
Coz we r rightTry to look both side and wide ure wise with truth.

Don’t be stupid like other
If u do then u r also dammm ass like others
‘ To cat pearls before swine.
To knock at a deaf man’s door.’

And we r right so
“It is a fortunate head that never ached ”

Chaw Su stupid cartoon and shame on you!
Aung Khaing Win Most of the news on world medias are fake & bias news. In real situation Bangali Muslim Terrorists are killing indigenous peoples as genocide. If you are Human, you should see two sides.
Hla Hla Win You’re the one that looks like a pig fraud.
Kaung Aung San Rohingya supporter = ISIS Builder
Kyaw Bumar Kyawbumar Kyawbumar fuck, Do you mother fucker?
Hnin Mon Do you know exactly about her?
James Yin You r just a Cartoon drawer without ethic!
Shwe Christtina Lay What does this picture mean? This picture means that you have nasty brain creating and posting this. So so rude.
Yee Mon What’s ur nationality?
Check ur eye n ear.
Ye Min Aye What the hell of your attitude? You don’t know the ground situation but you did insult on our leader
Willion John Smit Better to keep quiet than to argue with nonsense people.
Mya Thidar This is not true! One- sided story from Rohingya supporter
Willion John Smit Shame on you cartoonist !
Kyaw Swar ha! an attention seeker
Thu Ra stupid cartoonist. brainless cartoonist.
NyeinChanz Phyoe Fuck u man 😂
Mya Zaw You are low standarded man
Nay Myo Tun Stupid Daryl Cagle . Shame on you .
Mya Thidar Stupid cartoonist! Fool
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Fathers Day at the Creation Museum

On Sunday, for Fathers Day and my birthday, my wife took me to the Creation Museum in Kentucky, outside of Cincinnati. I expected this to be a strange excursion into a foreign culture, and it was, but one I was prepared for after living in Tennessee for a couple of years. That’s me below with an exhibit.

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Here I am with an exhibit at the Creation Museum.

This is a kids’ museum with lots of animated, life-size dinosaurs accompanied by exhibits explaining how the theory of evolution is wrong, the Bible is right, and dinosaurs are not so many years old after all. There are zip-line adventures through the lovely grounds, an ambitious petting zoo, and lots of shows. It is a place to bring the kids. I heard the same conversation everywhere in the museum as parents explained to their kids, “your teachers lie to you” and “don’t believe what they tell you in school.”

The photo below shows an exhibit where cave-kids are playing alongside the dinosaurs, much like in The Flintstones. It was explained that, in the beginning, animals were all vegetarians and everyone got along with the animals. It was only after Eve ate the forbidden fruit (depicted as berries) that the dinosaurs and other animals starting eating meat and getting surly.

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Many of the exhibits are organized as rebuttals to science, contrasting man’s “theories” with God’s truth, and offering alternative explanations to rebut popular misconceptions – like the notion that Earth’s geology formed over millions of years, or that canyons are carved out by rivers. One recurring theme is the refutation of the scientific method, since the Bible gives us the truth as a starting point and the truth is not to be refuted. We learned that “natural selection” is OK, but “evolution” is wrong, a distinction that they seem to think is very important.

There is a lot of space devoted to the mechanics of Noah’s Ark, with descriptions of how the animals all fit into the ark and how they were probably cared for and fed while on the ark (for example, all the animals were likely young, so they would be small and easy to manage). There was a giant replica of a portion of the ark, and lots of talking, animatronic Bible characters. Methuselah was particularly chatty. There also was a lot of space devoted to how long these characters lived and how Adam and Eve’s kids had sex with each other, and why that was no problem. Different times. The museum also had a nice looking mural of the Skopes Monkey Trial from 1925 – the good old days when the government in Tennessee understood that evolution was a sham.

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Here’s a typical display showing “Man’s Word” or science on the left, and “God’s Word,” refuting the science on the right. Most of the museum has this theme.

An interesting part of the museum was styled to look like an urban ghetto, with graffiti on brick walls; a heading on the entryway says “Scripture Abandoned in the Culture Leads to Relative Morality, Hopelessness and Meaninglessness.” Much like the attendees at the museum, the urban area featured no minorities. Peering through the broken windows on a blighted building there were videos of middle class white folks doing terrible things, like discussing how they were considering having an abortion. This was the chamber of horrors for the Creation Museum.

My math teacher wife tells me that her science teacher friends in Nashville get lots of blowback from students who call them liars. She said the museum made her sad. There is a big sign on the front door of the museum warning that anyone who acts disrespectfully, or who wears a t-shirt with a disrespectful message, will be kicked out. This is no place to argue. The docents seem hardened by many encounters with disrespectful visitors in the past; they have a stern attitude until they discern that the person they are talking to isn’t arguing, then they open up and are quite friendly. I didn’t test getting on their wrong side.

The museum has nice pizza, movies with impressive special effects, and a cool array of zip-line adventures. Also, as a father visiting on Father’s Day, my admission was free!

That’s me at the entrance with a nice looking dinosaur. Kids love dinosaurs. At the Creation Museum dinosaurs introduce kids to God and science – the museum hosts Summer science camps for kids, where “Science meets Truth,” encouraging kids to enter STEM careers. God help us.

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Dr. Ben Carson is NOT a Liar!

I think Dr. Ben Carson is NOT a liar. Now, given that, I need to decide if that is a good thing.

carson-on-caglePeople always say, “Daryl, with this presidential election you must be having so much fun! And you must be soon busy!” Actually, newspapers don’t use any more editorial cartoon when times are fun, so it never gets busier. And having the campaign dominate the news for a year doesn’t make a cartoonist’s life more fun. A little variety adds spice.
But, Ben Carson is fun. We have a wonderful and growing collection of Ben Carson cartoons on Cagle.com Come take a look! My talented buddy Taylor Jones drew that Carson in our promo.

Here are a couple of my recent favorites, this first one is by my buddy, Jeff Koterba of the Omaha World-Herald:

This one is by the brilliant Kevin Siers of the Charlotte Observer:

This strange one from Randall Enos made me laugh out loud – it is a linoleum block print that Randy carves with a knife, inks and prints on paper, then scans, showing Jesus carrying a sleeping Carson at the head of the presidential race – I think that says it all.

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Ben Carson and the Media

Dr. Ben Carson seems to have a thin skin when it comes to the media.

Editorial cartoonists have a wonderful advantage versus other journalists; we can put any stupid words we want into the mouths of any public figure. Regular journalists have a slightly higher bar – they have to act like jerks to try to coax a testy quote out of a public figure. Carson’s calm demeanor likely encourages the press to prod him even harder.

Carson say plenty of stupid things without prodding. He holds some of the most knuckle-dragging views on the neanderthal right. What worries me most is the crazy religious views that color right-wing views of reality, like Carson’s rejection of the theory of evolution. His belief that the pyramids were built to store grain at the direction of Joseph (the many colored coat Joseph) is funky a one. Where this becomes dangerous is when right-wing candidates believe that we’re at the “End of Days”, and the turmoil in the Middle East shows that the apocalypse and the return of Jesus Christ is imminent – that can lead to some ugly decision making.

If not for the nutty religious stuff I might be a Republican myself.

Well, maybe not.

Here’s a very close-up blow-up of Ben Carson’s tiny face. From this you can see that I really do draw in pencil and crank up the contrast to make it look like ink. I use yellow Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, with little pink erasers on the end (I always use up the pink erasers). Pencils are forgiving to indecisive cartoonists, like me.

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“Gotcha” Questions for Scott Walker

I get lots of e-mails with the same message, like this one from little Johnny in Nashville, who writes, “Dear Mr. Cagle, Please explain your cartoon to me. My paper is due tomorrow.”

I hate having to explain myself. So does Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker.

Walker doesn’t like “gotcha” questions from the media. When a reporter asks a politician a question, and knows that an honest answer would be an answer that many people won’t like hearing, that is a “gotcha” question. Walker has been clumsy while learning to avoid “gotcha” questions.

I drew a cartoon showing a reporter interviewing Walker.

Reporter asks, “Gays?”

Walker says, “I don’t wanna answer that.” Walker thinks, “Homos are so nasty.”

Reporter then asks, “Evolution?”

Walker says, “I won’t answer.” Walker thinks, “This liberal ape doesn’t know that evolution is only a ‘theory’.”

Reporter asks, “Do you think Obama is a Christian?”

Walker says, “I never asked him.” Walker thinks, “I never asked that liberal, Muslim, Kenyan atheist.”

Journalists must be accurate and report the exact words a politician says. My job is better. As an editorial cartoonist, I have the freedom to put any words into the mouths of politicians that I want; I can even choose to put any thoughts into their brains.

Republican candidates must pander to the basest of their conservative base, especially in the presidential primaries. My worry is that politicians really believe the blather that they spew. I would like to hear honest answers to the “gotcha” questions.

The problem with avoiding “gotcha” questions is that I’m left with the impression that Walker really believes the knuckle-dragging nonsense that I write into his thought bubbles.

An even bigger problem is that cartoons are not so funny when they are explained.

Sorry, Johnny.

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Scott Walker Interview

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Scott Walker Interview

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Evolving Perceptions of Edward Snowden

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Metamorphosis!

Richard Nixon is great fun to draw.  It would have been wonderful to work as an editorial cartoonist during the Watergate days.  It was an editorial cartooning renaissance.

This week, the pack of cartoonists all ran in the direction of comparing Barack Obama with Richard Nixon because of Obama’s worsening three scandals: the AP records seizure, Benghazi and the IRS.  I draw metamorphosis cartoons every so often, when the news seems to be calling out for them.  Here is the line art for Obama turning into Nixon, which most readers will see in newspapers that print in black and white.

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Here’s the color version.

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Just after the presidential election, the folks at Fox News were apoplectic about their loss, and ranted that Obama would be free to be the wild, radical leftist they knew he was all along, now that he was freed from the constraints of needing to be re-elected.  So I drew this metamorphosis cartoon.

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Back when Apple was rejecting my iPhone app applications, I drew this Apple metamorphosis cartoon …

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And I drew this one when Disney bought Marvel Comics.
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Cartoonists draw evolution themed cartoons all the time – which are pretty similar to metamorphosis, I guess.  Here is Mitt Romney, and his evolving views about evolution, from back in 2007.

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Here’s an evolving Donald Trump from 2011.

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And a general evolution of man cartoon …

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Cartooning, evolution and metamorphosis! It’s a tradition!  I’m working on another one today.

 

 

 

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Obama Evolves on Gay Marriage

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Donald Trump Birther

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The Evolution of Apple Computer

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